Besides two fantastic goals for Patrick Cutrone in extra time, this Coppa Italia match will be remembered as Lucas Paqueta’s debut for Milan.
Ready for Rossoneri debut ⚫️@LucasPaqueta97 è pronto al suo debutto in rossonero ⚫️#SampdoriaMilan #CoppaItalia pic.twitter.com/KJhUWUkmlg— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 12, 2019
Paqueta looked good and showed flashes of his ability as a playmaker, Of course, this was his first match and he’s had almost no time to adjust to his teammates and without a proper preseason we won’t know exactly how he’ll fit in, but this was still a pretty decent debut with a glimpse of the future.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Patrick Cutrone scored twice in stoppage time to hand Milan a win over Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. [AC Milan Offside]
Juventus beat Bologna 2-0 in another Coppa Italia match. [Black & White & Read All Over]
It’s being reported that West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is on his way back to Italy to join Fiorentina. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Monterrey dropped points with a 2-2 draw as Club Leon scored with literally seconds left in the match. [FMF State of Mind]
Leeds United put out a statement in regards to Marcelo Bielsa and “spygate.” [Through It All Together]
Leeds are reportedly close to signing goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid. [Through It All Together]
Shane Long scored a goal after an impossibly long time and Southampton beat Leicester City 1-0. [St Mary’s Musings]
Declan Rice scored his first goal for the Irons as West Ham beat Arsenal 1-0. [Brace the Hammer]